Ultraman’s Ultra Monster Sake Tins are here! Barutan Seijin and Dada come directly from Premium Bandai. Reservations start on December 1 and will last until January 16, 2017. This Ultraman’s Ultra Monster Sake Tins appear thanks to the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of Ultraman series. Takaoka Casting is in charge of creating the castings. They are a traditional craft business from the Toyama Prefecture with more than 400 years of history.
This seems to be a lucky week for vintage toy collectors!
On YJ Auction right now, seller besdirect is listing several highly sought-after, extremely rare toys for bid. Chogokin, Jumbo Machinder, Bull Mark, and more! Listings are ending soon (1-4 days), so make sure to set your timer, and don’t miss it!
This weekend is Father’s Day. It is the same in Japan.
How would you celebrate it? Taking dad to a nice dinner? A present maybe?
Rinkya picked out some bentos featuring Father of Ultra to compliment all hardworking dads!
If you don’t already know him, Father of Ultra is the Highest Commander of the Space Garrison. He is the biological father of Ultraman Taro and adoptive father of Ultraman Ace. Furthermore, he is the uncle of Ultraseven. Although other Ultra brothers are not really his kids, they greatly respect him like their own father.
Garamon, first appeared in Ultra Q series from 1966, is one of the most popular kaiju from the show, and continues to have a big following among Ultra fandom. Today, we found a very interesting diorama featuring Garamon listed for auction.
Happy Friday! Today’s bento is Ultraman Mebius by award-winning bento artist Gurea. She’s been making numerous bentos featuring Ultraman and other tokusatsu heroes in the past. Read on to see what it’s made of!
This is a vintage picture puzzle of Ultraman used by Takeda Chemical Industries for its advertisement campaign. One the bottom left is a logo of Takeda Chemical and Alinamin A, an energy drink sold by the company.
Presumably this is from the time when Ultraman was being broadcasted for the first run. On the back of the puzzle, it shows the schedule for the Ultraman TV show.
The puzzle is covered by a thin sheet of paper for protection.
This auction ends on October 10th, 2013 at 6:34 in PDT.
Do you love fishing? Regardless of which fishing store you go to, you find that fishing tackle comes in a large variety of shapes, designs, and colors. Among many options, Japan’s got some of the most awesome fishing lures. As it could be said to almost everything Japanese people do, they put meticulous attention to details and leverage all their artisanship, creativity, and wackiest ideas into making these novelty lures. I selected a few of my favorite to share with our blog readers!
1) Bandai G-Master Splash Heroes Mazinger Z Fishing Lure
Our favorite giant robot Mazinger Z is soooo cute as a chibi fishing lure. Bandai had a line of anime and tokusatsu-themed fishing lures called G-Master Splash Heroes back in 2003 (long sold out now), and Mazinger Z is one of them.
2) Bandai G-Master Splash Heroes Gamera and Kamen Rider V3 Lures
I have to show two more from Bandai’s Splash Heroes series because they are just so cute. Aren’t thse Gamera and Kamen Rider V3 fishing lures adorable? You can see how detailed they actually are for something that you are supposed to throw in water…
8) GAN CRAFT Tsuri Chichi Nagisa Collaboration Jointed Claw 178
Here comes the fun part: sexy bishoujo lures.
This lure is specially crafted for a fishing manga series on Shounen Sunday called Tsuri Chichi Nagisa. And they are actually made by a quality fishing tackle company Gan Craft too, instead of a toy company. You can enjoy outdoor fishing with beautiful Nagisa-chan!
Here’s another sexy fishing lure, featuring Super Sonico, the popular mascot girl from Nitroplus.
This is actually a handmade lure modified from an existing lure “Strike King Sexy Spoon.” How fitting is it that the artist chose to put Sonico on it? The artist Unagiinu does a lot of customized “Ita-Lure” (痛ルアー) to make ordinary fishing lures more, um, attractive.
Here’s a little section of a fishing store displaying Unagiinu’s custom tackle.
10) Toys Frog Char Zaku Flash Jim Fishing Lure
Char Zaku should be able to fish 3 times faster than other lures (hopefully)! The 3D mono-eye is cute!
It should work really well for octopus catching too, since, reportedly, that’s how Japanese fisherman catches octopus…as shown in a Japanese TV show Zip. (News source: Kotaku) I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but give it a shot, right?